The School:

Nelson & Colne College is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in Challenge Days as ‘Commit to Confidence‘ or ‘Future Focus’ more recently. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for Level 2 students from Year 12 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Chocolate Challenge

Over the course of the day, students were Working in a Team as product developers for a new chocolate company. They were set the challenge of Aiming High to develop a new box of chocolates that appealed to the teenage market. They learnt about a number of business ideas such as profit, opportunity and cost as well as a range of different marketing strategies. Throughout the challenge, the teams were able to apply their Enterprise Skills to a series of business related challenges linked to starting a new company. At the end of the day, their Presenting was put to the test when they were Sharing Ideas in front of their peers and teachers.

What they said:

  • “They did well today. I was pleased with the energy and how they got involved and with the tasks, especially as they were working with students from different subject that they don’t normally work with.” – Teacher
  • “I get so nervous presenting but I’m really pleased that I did it because it showed me I can do it even if I don’t enjoy it.” – Student
  • “I’m proud of my team for keeping it together today and not giving up even though there were many aspects of the day that were not things we felt confident about. We worked together well.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us or visiting

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